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Australian Amateur Brewing Championship
Olims Hotel, Canberra, 23-24th October 2009
Packages for Interstate Judges, Stewards and Visitors


Dear fellow brewer and beer lover, 24 June 2009

The organising committee of AABC09 is pleased to announce details of accommodation packages for interstate judges and stewards, and other visitors. The committee is aware that the national competition will benefit from a strong interstate presence and a major part of our sponsorship effort has been directed toward making the event both attractive and affordable for guests from all over Australia.

The committee has put together two packages: Package Alpha for invited judges and stewards, and Package Beta for all other visitors. Both packages cover accommodation, brewery tours, and the Awards Dinner/Club Night.

Accommodation will be at the competition venue, Olims Hotel, in the Deluxe Loft suites. These are well-appointed and salubrious split-level rooms featuring a double bed on the mezzanine level and two single beds on the lower level; see http://www.olimshotel.com.au/Content_Commo...canberra-01.seo. They are spacious suites intended for multiple occupancy and will comfortably accommodate three people per room. Preferred sharing arrangements may be indicated by visitors at the time of booking and will be taken into account in allocating rooms, subject to the need to keep occupancy at three per room. Also note that this package is being administered by the organising committee, so please do not contact Olims directly.

Meals: both packages include the Awards Dinner/Club Night on Saturday night. For judges and stewards (Package Alpha only), lunches will be provided following the judging sessions on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast and other refreshments are not included for either package.

Other activities included are tours of Zierholz Brewery on Friday afternoon in conjunction with a visit to Plonk, Canberras imported and craft beer specialist, this includes bus travel. The Wig & Pen pub brewery tour will be held on Saturday afternoon after judging. Tours include tastings at each venues.

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Thanks to our generous sponsors, Package Alpha is only $100 for two nights accommodation (Friday, Saturday) or $150 for three nights accommodation, for those wishing to arrive in Canberra on Thursday. Given that one nights accommodation at Olims is normally $175 these prices represent incredible value for money.

Package Beta is $150 for two nights and $200 for three nights. While we are unable to subsidise visitors to the same extent as judges and stewards, this is still a great deal!

Were looking forward to an excellent competition and hope you can join us in Canberra later this year.

Sincerely,

Craig Webber, President,
Canberra Brewers Club
president@canberrabrewers.org, 0409 906 544
 

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A number of brewers have ask if we have arranged anything on the Thursday night, if we get enough interest I will gladly arrange something.

Please PM with your accommodation needs or any questions you might have.

Craig
 

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That looks like a fantastic deal Stagger, going to make it very hard to miss.

Have you put out a call for judges yet, or when are you likely to????
 

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Judges and stewards will be selected by our chief judge at a later date, if you would like to judge please indicate when booking accommodation with me via PM.

I am looking forward to CLUB night, should be a big night.
 

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The Canberra brewers are happy to announce that the first prize on club night will be a new kegerator. Club night will be judged by three judges and the best beer will be announced the winner on the night. The kegerator includes a 2 tap font and lots of other goodies, we have a great night planned so come along and bring your best beers.


Craig
 

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On the Thursday Night - easy - just organise a Canberra Brewers meeting at the German Harmione Club ...

Should be a great night... :icon_cheers:
 

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I would like to thank the following sponsors for there continued support of the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships.

Murrays
Grain & Grape
Craft Brewer
BYOAH
Coopers
Wig & Pen
Brewery Zierholz
Cryer Malt
Bintani
Olims Hotel
Tap House
Mashematics
Canberra Brewers Club


Without your support these type of events could not continue.


Craig
 

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Hi Craig,

what would be the cost of the Friday and Saturday day/night functions and tours etc. for those interstaters who dont need accomodation? (I've got family there, so I would stay with them)

Thanks and Cheers,
Greg
 

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No meads and ciders this year??

Well, none in Vicbrew anyway -- so no chance to qualify for AABC even if they are in the Nationals.

Just as I am starting to get into cider making too... dammit.
 

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Hi Craig,

what would be the cost of the Friday and Saturday day/night functions and tours etc. for those interstaters who dont need accomodation? (I've got family there, so I would stay with them)

Thanks and Cheers,
Greg

The cost of the Club night would $30- this includes dinner and beer from around Australia (Hopefully)

The brewery tours will cost $30- Friday is a bus trip to Zierholz and Saturday is a gentle walk to the Wig and Pen.
 

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Thanks for the overwhelming response to the Canberra brewers invite for the AABC for 2009, you should have received you payment package via email today. If you have not received your payment package please PM me your details and I will look into it. Now for the important bit, we need commitment from brewers to bring beer to the club night, if you are planning to bring a keg or two, please PM me so I can keep a running tally.

Thanks again

Craig
 

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Flights booked - Canberra here I come!

Arriving Thursday night so unfortunately will miss out on any pre-AABC shenanigans. I can't wait to finally visit the Wig & Pen - has anyone proposed to Richard that he can put on a lambic, randall, RIS, or otherwise special brew for the occasion?

Only thing left to do is figure out which costume to pack and which beers to bring....
 

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I am still looking into the logistics of getting some beer there so can't confirm anything quite yet.

I'd be interested in something casual thursday night, getting to the hotel around 6pm and will be looking to go grab some dinner and beer and catch up.
 

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Jayse,

3 of us from Brizzy arring at 4.50pm Thursday. I believe there is something being put on at the Wig & Pen Thursday night - see you there :icon_cheers:

Cheers Ross
 

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Cool, we will only be a few minutes behind you.
 

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I'll be arriving later Thurs night. Make sure they keep the bar at the hotel open late!
 

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Again, thanks to all the brewery and sponsors for the tremendous response to the AABC to be held in Canberra later this year.


The committee have decided to stop the accommodation packages as of the end of August, after that time it will be your responsibility to arrange your own accommodation.

Thanks again and look forward to having a beer or three,

Craig
 

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GDay brewers, now that the competitions are if full flight the entry form is now available on the AABC web page. Please read the entry form carefully, it has all relative information on it.

Craig
 

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GDay brewers, now that the competitions are if full flight the entry form is now available on the AABC web page. Please read the entry form carefully, it has all relative information on it.

Craig
Hey Stagger, I just took a look at the site and could not see any link to an entry form there mate, what's the go?

cheers

Browndog
 
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